Get started with VMware vSphere® by reviewing product offerings, evaluation methods and training videos.
Server virtualization is the remedy for costly infrastructure sprawl, allowing you to run multiple operating systems and applications on a single computer and improve productivity by reducing physical servers, with each operating at full computing capacity. Virtualization is also the foundation for cloud infrastructures that ensure efficiency across all data center services.
VMware offers multiple virtualization offerings to accommodate the needs of any organization. If you are looking to virtualize with vSphere, you can choose from three vSphere editions. Smaller organizations can quickly get started with vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus Kits, which combine multiple vSphere licenses with vCenter Server for central management.
If you are looking to virtualize and gain insight to workload capacity and performance, you can choose from three vSphere with Operations Management editions. Acceleration Kits, which combine multiple vSphere with Operations Management licenses with vCenter Server for central management, are a great place to start if you are looking for an all-in-one package offering that allows you to deploy virtualization quickly and scale later on as your environment grows.
Below are three ways to get started. Choose the method that best fits your needs and resources.
- Sign up for vSphere Beta
- Installation and Deployment Videos – View these instructional videos, then try the process yourself.
- Hands-On Labs Online – Even if you don’t have the equipment to perform an evaluation, it’s not a problem. Register for VMware’s Hands-On Labs, now available online.
- Do It Yourself – Download the vSphere with Operations Management trial evaluation now.